Custom Homes by Sam Vercher
By siteadmin - September 13, 2021

How to Start Designing Your Dream House

Designing your dream home can be a daunting task to start.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Sam Vercher Homes is an experienced craftsman luxury home building company in Bullard and Tyler, Texas. We understand the challenges that come with building and owning a luxury home, but we hope to make it easier for you.

Start by assessing your family’s specific needs. Make a list of the things that are your unique priorities to live happily and comfortably.

From there, it’s important to write out your household budget for your dream home. What kind of funding is necessary to make your luxury home dreams a reality?

Once you’ve come up with these important components in creating your dream home, talk to your local custom home builder, home contractor, or home building company.

Remember, the responsibility for your dream home design isn’t all on your shoulders.

That’s one of the advantages to hiring a professional craftsman home builder—they work directly with you to ensure your home is built and designed precisely to your specifications.

Your custom home builder will work with you to make sure your home is built exactly to your wants and needs. Your inspiration will be their guide.

In today’s world, many of us are spending more time than ever at home. Your home should be your castle—the place you want to be. It should be comfortable and have all the amenities to make cooking, entertaining, resting, working, and playing fun and easy.

Deciding to design and build your dream home is the first step.

Here are some other things to consider when you’re designing your dream home to make the process easier:

What are your kitchen needs?

Do you entertain often?

Do you usually cook at home?

These questions will help you decide what design details you should include in your luxury kitchen.

An open design concept helps create a more shared-space ambiance to the kitchen, making it better for entertaining in a laid-back, comfortable environment.

A more closed design concept separates the kitchen and allows for a distinct separation of spaces. More walls mean more space for shelves and extra storage.

Today, many families are spending more time at home. An open kitchen design with an oversized island makes the kitchen a cozy center point for gatherings at home.

Consider closets, storage, and shelving.

It seems to be a general rule that the homes with the best-utilized storage are the ones that appear the neatest and tidy.

Incorporate plenty of storage into your home design to help organize your space and keep everything in its place.

Are you interested in making your home more sustainable? Ask your home builder and designer about more energy-efficient and sustainable options such as solar panels and energy-efficient appliances, as well as other more environmentally friendly concepts for your new luxury home.

Especially if you have kids, efficient storage can make all the difference with toys, clothes, and gear. A home, even a luxury home, can quickly become cluttered when there’s stuff everywhere. Designing storage, shelves, closets, and cubbies will help keep your home tidy, comfortable, and easy to clean.

Ask your designer what craftsman storage ideas they have.

Do you work from home?

Even part-time?

A home office is an important room to incorporate into your luxury home design. What details are essential for you to work productively and comfortably? What do you need from a home-office space? Don’t forget to make sure your design has plenty of natural light to help you focus.

Here are a few other design ideas to consider:

If you entertain often, you might want to consider a game room in your luxury home design. Whether you have children or not, a game room can be the perfect place to gather at the end of an evening to enjoy fun times and good company.

If you have kids, a playroom is an ideal space to add to your home’s design. Keep the bedroom space for sleeping and give the kids a room of their own to be creative and have fun.

Do you have pets? Add a mudroom with a pet shower/tub to your house plans. Such a space does wonders for minimizing the mess pets can make in your home.

East Texas is the perfect place to incorporate beautiful and comfortable outdoor living/entertaining spaces into your design.

Especially if you enjoy entertaining, an outdoor kitchen/dining area is the perfect thing. Include a grill/stove, sink, and refrigerator to make cooking and dining outside simple and enjoyable.

Don’t forget to consider including luxury details into your design such as marble, granite, or quartz countertops; beautiful custom pools or hot tubs; fire pits; water features; gardens; a wine room; home gym; and more. The choices are yours!

Call your local luxury home builder and get started on your dream home today!